Valentino at work with his seamstresses. Rome, January 2006. (Courtesy of Acolyte Films)
In the 1970s fashion star Valentino lavished a sitting room at his country house near Rome with an Orientalist fabric of his own design. Indian glass paintings hang above the sofa, while a menagerie of Roberto Estevez ostrich-egg objets d’art is clustered on the cocktail table. The Moroccan carpet adds yet another layer of pattern.
Lucian Freud "Painters Garden with Eli", 2006. David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert Gallery
Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname.
Father's Day! Want to do this with a new, recent picture of the kids for his desk at work.
A scene from Frederick Wiseman’s 'La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet'. Courtesy of Zipporah Films
Italian designer Valentino posing among his models near the Trevi Fountain in Rome in July 1967.
White Standard 'Bolero' flying! Photo courtesy of his mum Tine.
Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.
"Stephen Wiltshire. This young artist is grabbing a lot of attention by the likes of CBS and other national news outlets. Stephen has been drawing cities since being diagnosed with autism at a young age, saying it’s his way to express himself. What’s unique about this artist though is that all he needs is a 20 minute helicopter ride above New York and after 7 days, 12 pens, and a lot of music on his ipod, he finishes the massive 18 ft accurate depiction of the city all from memory. He’s so accurate that when drawing Rome, he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon. His work is being shown at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute along with his permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mal."
Valentino SpA (Italian, founded 1959) Evening dress, "Shanghai" collection, 2013 Courtesy of Valentino SpA Photography © Platon
newflowerstudio: Body Piercer Kenny Crespo did this set of Conch piercings in Long Beach at New Flower Studio. See his Portfolio at KennyCrespo.com to see more of his work. Visit NewFlowerStudio.com to make an appointment with him.
William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his
Wine Cup with Scenes of Bacchus and His Consort, Ariadne (Getty Museum) Roman, Rome, 25 B.C. - A.D. 25 Cameo glass
Galileo’s work on the refinement of the telescope opened up the dark recesses of the universe for future generations, but it also ruined his eyesight. He was fascinated with the sun and spent many hours staring at it – leading to extreme damage to his retinas. This was the most likely cause of his near blindness in the last four years of his life. Because of his life’s work, he is sometimes referred to as the “father of modern physics”.
Richard Koci Hernandez is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His passion for visual storytelling began in his years as a staff photographer at the San Jose Mercury News and continues today in both his personal work and his collaboration with students, including those at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley.
artwork: Enrique Grau Mulata Cartagenera", 1940 - Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Colombia. In "Caribbean: Crossroads" at El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art & the Studio Museum in Harlem from June 12th until January 6th, 2013.
Tim Burton, this mans imagination goes beyond this world. I've been in love with the style of his films since I was 9 years old <3
People Who Inspire
Chad Merrell accepts one of Kay Robertson’s pies from Si Robertson after finding a duck call under his chair at An Evening with the Robertsons on Thursday. The fundraiser was held at the Monroe Civic Center and benefits go toward Ouachita Christian School and Camp Ch-yo-ca. Courtesy of thenewsstar.com
Flamenco With Roots performing at the Port of San Diego Whale Days Festival ~ January 21, 2012.